A 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Operalia finalist, Polish Tenor, Piotr Buszewski has quickly risen to prominence as a major performing artist. His professional debut in the title role of Donizetti’s Il Pigmalione with the New York City Opera in 2018 was met with outstanding praise. The tenor’s upcoming schedule includes debuts as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto for the Staatsoper Berlin, Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites for the Metropolitan Opera, Cassio in Verdi’s Otello for the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka for Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme for Wrocław Opera, Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale for Michigan Opera Theatre, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi for San Diego Opera, and Fadinard in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia for Graz Opera. Next season he also debuts with Hamburg Staatsoper as the Duke in Rigoletto, Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore and Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites.
Recent engagements have included the Duke in Rigoletto for Wolf Trap Opera, Leandre in Gounod’s Le médicine malgré lui for Odyssey Opera Boston, Tybalt in Gounod’s Romeo et Juilette for Atlanta Opera, Camille in Lehár’s The Merry Widow for Musica Viva Hong Kong, and Faust in Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust for the Transylvania State Philharmonic.
Piotr is a recent graduate of the acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he sang outstanding performances of Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, the Prince in Rusalka, and Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. As a Young Artist Piotr performed the role of Ernesto in Don Pasquale at Brevard Music Center, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Oberlin in Italy, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at the Trentino Music Festival.
Piotr studied at the Juilliard School of Music, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Opera Studio in Rome, and at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. A recipient of many noted awards, Piotr received first prize in the 2019 Loren Zachary Competition, three prizes at the Moniuszko Competition including Audience Prize, third prize in the Zinka Milanov International Voice Competition, Special Prize at the Otto Edelmann Voice Competition, second prize in the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition and the Hal Leonard Voice Competition, and was a 2019 National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.